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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Fishing Industry: Capital Investment (27 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Coarse fishing is also a big booster for Northern Ireland tourism, given the number of people who come here for coarse fishing competitions. Will the Member take that point?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Fishing Industry: Capital Investment (27 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I thank the Member for giving way, and I appreciate the motion that is before us. The motion refers to Northern Ireland's fishing industry. It would be a useful marker — I am sure that the Minister is well aware of it — to say that Lough Neagh also has a significant fishing industry that will require support and some recognition that, over the last year, in particular, the worst...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Speech and Language Therapy: Criminal Justice System (20 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I welcome the motion and the opportunity to debate this issue. The SDLP believes that speech and language therapy is a cost-effective and important service that can transform lives and empower individuals. If unaddressed, however, speech, language and communication needs can have a long-term impact on an individual's education, employment, social inclusion and mobility with mental health and,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (19 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I thank the Member for giving way and for highlighting this very issue. I had occasion very recently to be in A&E with my mother. The first thing that you see is the pressures that the staff are under, but you also see police officers spending a lot of time in A&E. I spoke to one of them and said slightly jokingly, "You could probably get a job here". He said, "Yes, and in social services as...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (19 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (19 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Yes. Thank you. You are taking me to where I was going to take you. The first thing is that people are winding up at A&E when they should be going to their GP. The second thing — this is a huge issue — is about mental health services: people with severe mental health or addiction problems are attending A&E. That is not the right place for them. Their problems are being compounded by...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Sludge: Canal at Toomebridge (19 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: T1. Mr McGlone asked the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs whether he is aware of a build-up of rather unusual sludge on the canal surface at the lock gates in Toomebridge and to state whether it is being investigated by NIEA. (AQT 11/22-27)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Sludge: Canal at Toomebridge (19 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Thank you for that. The Minister has brought me nicely on to the next part of my question. I have heard from different people that, sometimes, even though issues such as those are reported on the hotline, it can be some time before they are investigated by NIEA officials. Are there sufficient resources there? If not — there clearly do not seem to be — will you make a bid for additional...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Independent Environmental Protection Agency (19 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: 4. Mr McGlone asked the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline what plans he has to implement the New Decade, New Approach commitment to establish an independent environmental protection agency. (AQO 16/22-27)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Independent Environmental Protection Agency (19 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I thank the Minister, and I wish him well in his new position. Minister, as is obvious from your response, we both agree on the need for independent oversight to call out your Department, and indeed other Executive colleagues, on environmental issues such as the one that we have experienced, the ecological crisis in Lough Neagh. Can you give the Assembly a time frame for the completion of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Domiciliary Care Packages: Northern Health and Social Care Trust (13 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Chomhalta as an díospóireacht atrátha a chur ar an chlár oibre. [Translation: I thank the Member for securing the Adjournment debate.] I do not know how many times I have stood in the Chamber and raised this very issue, often with the Minister. I almost said "the new Minister". Before I get into the detail of the subject, I will say that the real and vital heroes...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Domiciliary Care Packages: Northern Health and Social Care Trust (13 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: — or beds in nursing homes can be more expensive than domiciliary care packages. We could talk about many other issues in depth with the Minister, but I am sure that, as a constituency worker himself, he gets the gist of the problems. If we pay people a decent wage and provide people with a proper career structure, we will be able to deliver the necessary service in our communities.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Lough Neagh Rescue Plan (13 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I thank the Minister for giving way. On 15 December, I and other members of my party met officials from your Department. They outlined to us that they were bringing forward some 113 recommendations to the Department to deal with the issues in Lough Neagh. Are those 113 proposals — if, in fact, there are now 113 — to be enshrined in part or in total in the environmental strategy that you...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Lough Neagh Rescue Plan (13 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I welcome the motion and the amendment and the opportunity to support them on this very important issue. I am from the shores of Lough Neagh — I was reared there — so I am deeply passionate about the future of the lough. It is extremely important to me. We will come to other issues, such as returning the lough to public ownership, from where it came. We also need to deal with that....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Lough Neagh Rescue Plan (13 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: — main sources for nutrients in the lough as run-off from agricultural land use and pressures on the sewage infrastructure. There is much more that could be said, and, inevitably, it will be said, but I look forward not to words but to actions from the Executive.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of the Speaker ( 3 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Thanks very much for giving way. As the other candidate, I add my congratulations to the Speaker or, as I know him, Edwin. He and I go back a number of years to our time in local government and local government organisations. I like to think that, over that time, we built a respect and, indeed, a friendship with each other, where we could sit down and talk politics readily and respectfully...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of the Speaker ( 3 Feb 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Glacaim leis an ainmniúchán. I accept.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (17 Jan 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Glacaim leis, a Cheann Comhairle. [Translation: I accept, Mr Speaker.]

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (14 Feb 2023)

Patsy McGlone: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. Glacaim leis an ainmniúchán. [Translation: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. I accept the nomination.]


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